Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber Swatches & Photos

I admit it! I'll buy any makeup with my name in the title! Judge me if you must, haha! I purchased Glistening Amber Color Elixir by Maybelline partly because it had my name and partly because I wanted a nude gloss. I was happy with my purchase and regret nothing, lol! But seriously, I had heard the formula on these glosses was divine and I wanted to try one. Glistening Amber is a sheer, sparkly apricot color. Maybelline describes the formula as "a trio of concentrates that delivers the color of a lipstick, the cushiony care of a balm, and the glass shine of a gloss." I do like the formula, but the taste of these glosses is not my favorite which holds me back from wearing them more often. Prices of these glosses vary. Swatches and photos below.

Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber Label
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber Label
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber Wand Close-Up
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber Wand Close-Up
maybelline glistening amber color elixir dark skin swatch
Maybelline Color Elixir in Glistening Amber Swatch



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LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer Swatches & Photos

I am definitely not a bronzer person, but when I saw swatches of the LORAC Tantalizer Baked Bronzer, I knew I had to have it! I knew on my skintone it would be a fabulous highlighter and since I'm a sucker for highlighters, I went out and bought one. I opted for the mini size (.06 oz) since I know I'll never get through all my highlighters and it was cheaper at $7. LORAC says this bronzer can create a "luminous, sun-kissed radiance without the harmful effects of the sun" and this formula can also be used wet or dry. I haven't tried this bronzer wet, but I don't know that dry it creates a beautiful glow. If you want to splurge for the full size, it contains .367 oz and retails for $32. Swatches and photos below.

LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer
LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer 
LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer Mirror/Label
LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer Mirror/Label
LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer
LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer
LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer close up
LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer Close-Up
LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer Swatch dark skin
LORAC Travel-Size Tantalizer Baked Bronzer Swatch

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo Swatches & Photos

When I saw that NYX had come to my local CVS, I grabbed a couple items including a Butter Gloss and this Soft Matte Lip Cream. I'm a sucker for matte lips, especially red, and wanted to try this product out. NYX describes their Soft Matte Lip Cream as "neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish and is moisturizing." Monte Carlo is described as a "deep cranberry red." Monte Carlo was not opaque and I was disappointed with it. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream retails for $6. Swatches and photos below.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo
nyx monte carlo soft matte lip cream
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo close up
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo Close-Up
nyx monte carlo soft matte lip cream swatch
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo Swatch

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NARS Blush in Sin Swatches & Photos

After falling in love with Taj Mahal, and still having my discount, I purchased another NARS blush, Sin. Sin is equally as gorgeous as Taj Mahal and is described as "berry with gold shimmer." I love this blush as everyday blush and thought it fit nicely into my autumn makeup style (black eyeliner, berry blush & dark lips). NARS blushes retail for $30, are sheer, and are designed to highlight the complexion. Swatches and photos below.


NARS Blush in Sin
NARS Blush in Sin
NARS Blush in Sin label
NARS Blush in Sin Label
NARS Blush in Sin
NARS Blush in Sin
NARS Blush in Sin close up
NARS Blush in Sin Close-Up
NARS Blush in Sin Swatch dark skin
NARS Blush in Sin Swatch

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Too Faced Mini Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black Swatches & Photos

Around Christmas time, Sephora had many sampler packs for purchase. I had been wanting to try Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara, so I grabbed the Better Than Sex Amazing Eyes Set for $10. This set was only available for a limited time, but both items are permanent. The set came with a mini mascara (.17 oz) and eyeliner (.03 oz). This post is dedicated to the Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black. Too Faced describes this eyeliner as "a creamy, long-wearing eyeliner that glides on with the ease of a liquid liner and locks down for eight hours of budge-proof, smudge-proof wear." This eyeliner is incredibly creamy and if you want it to stay sharp, it will need to be sharpened before every use. The full size version of this eyeliner comes with a smudger and retails for $18 (.04 oz). Swatches and comparison photos below.

too faced perfect black eyeliner
Too Faced Mini Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black
too faced perfect black eyeliner
Too Faced Mini Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black
Too Faced Mini Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black close-up
Too Faced Mini Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black Close-Up
too faced perfect black eyeliner swatch dark skin
Black Eyeliner Comparisons - Top to Botom: Too Faced Perfect Black, Urban Decay Perversion & CoverGirl Black Fire 

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